Friday, August 15, 2008

A retro redo in Bel Air...


In a 60's ranch style house, designer Molly Luetkemeyer transforms a home that hadn't been touched since it was built into a whole new world: "Paris in the 70's became the theme"...


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With a bit of Hollywood Regency flair, here this Dining Room features a built in floating sideboard in a glossy orange and then the rest of the palette went from there...

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What can you say about this Powder Room...but wild! An interesting mix of more contemporary style cabinetry and ornate gold hardware (and faucets)....then, add the most colorful wallpaper you can find, and voila! What do you think about the mix of these pieces here?

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Keeping the original marble fireplace in the Living Room, Molly reupholstered some of the existing vintage furniture left in the house, to make for a more stylish (less dated) vibe...



If you are not familiar with Molly or her company M.Design Interiors, above is an image from their office...um, can I work there!! But, you can check out the rest of their site for fun projects!

(Images vis California Home + Design/Sept. '08 and M.Design Interiors website)

15 comments:

erika @ urban grace said...

i love that bathroom. it's a nice mix of classic and funk. great find!

Style Court said...

It's always a treat to see a new project from Molly, so thanks!

I like how she will often mix a dense bold pattern with more spare elements.

20 Something Superhero said...

WHat is on the ground in front of the front door??? At first glance it looked like an outline of a person, like they do with chalk on the ground on CSI. But that would be odd....

p.s. love the wallpaper in the bathroom

Carolina Eclectic said...

Paris in the 70's! What a wonderful concept. This home is gorgeous.

Lovebird said...

I love the two mirrors in the last photo. I adore your blog.

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, I love this mix too Erika!

~Kate

erin@designcrisis said...

Love it all... the sputnik chandelier, the funky prints (including the crazy wallpaper), and the amazing front door. Great find!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I like the concept and the furniture pieces are great. I myself would tire of the the wallpaper rather quickly.

::{J}:: said...

What an amazing house!

Sean said...

That looks really cool. Great find!

PHINDS! Keepin' it phresh.

Annie Empiric said...

I love this home! It is not often I come across a project that totally speaks to my design values but this was a home run.
Thanks for the post!

Pigtown-Design said...

i love the running rabbit on the front doorstep!

Joslyn said...

i love this house...awesome!

Alkemie said...

I have this issue and really loved this home! great photos and spread!

CityHomeGirl said...

WOW. This is so my style. It's totally got a Miami swagger. I found some great southern California hotel remodels.

www.chdmag.com/article/ten-to-watch-the-coolest-hotel-designs-in-california